An Indian woman applies coloured powder to her "rangoli", a Hindu ritual design. Rangolis are drawn in front of homes early in the morning with a beautiful motif to welcome relatives and friends to mark the New Year.
Diwali festival of lights celebrated by Hindus worldwide (pix) I've always wanted to visit India and I love to show the girls pictures of this truly intoxicating country. CC Check out the program USAC has in India.
This majestic elephant has its face accented with face paint. Although, I don't condone the capturing or holding animals in captivity. I consider this picture to be beautiful nonetheless. The colors possibly represent emotions.